Wednesday, March 02, 2011


Tina Sloan's (Lillian, GL; Olivia, AW; Patti, SFT; Kate, Somerset) suggestion for Soap Opera 451: A Time Capsule of Daytime Drama's Greatest Moments is Lillian's 1992 mammogram and subsequent breast cancer diagnosis.

Tina says, "It gives where we were in time and place, and that soap opera was also teaching all its viewers about breast cancer so it was helping them, which soaps can do."

Do you have memories about that particular storyline that you would like to share for possible inclusion in our book? Please e-mail me at (Complete details about the project, here.)

And keep sending me your suggestions for examples of which moments exemplify daytime drama at the very, very top of its game.

To read about Guiding Light's very first educational women's health story, back in 1962, penned by no less than Agnes Nixon, click here.


Lilabet said...
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Liz said...

This storyline was so well handled and informative in a way that wasn't preachy. I think in many ways Tina Sloane didn't get her due for her excellent work because of the fan backlash later over Lillian's part in Maureen's death.

This is such a fantastic project. I'll have to give it some thought since there are so many wonderful moments to consider :-)